World Cup 2010 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > World Cup 2010

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2010, 05:10 AM   #1
beergorila
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Falls Church, VA
Posts: 59


I'm trying to decide what to brew to have 4 brews on draft during the World Cup this summer, as we will be holding several game viewing parties (USA!!), but many of those guests who will show do not yet appreciate adventurous beer styles.

I want to have a good balance across the 4 taps with the hopes of maybe converting ONE of our guests to the beauty of craft beer. I really want one to be a Saison, you know, for selfish reasons, so I too can enjoy the beautiful game with my favorite style - although I may be the only one returning to that tap.

I've been looking forward to this since I started brewing a few years ago (I began after the last tournament in '06). So with a Saison planned, that leaves 3 ... does anyone have some ideas for a good balanced mix, but showcasing some unique quality too for our planned parties? A cream ale? A boring amber? Create an Irish IPA (a name potential is on the tip of the tongue for that idea!)? Coconut stout?
__________________
::QUAIL BREWING COMPANY::
Primary: British IPA
Secondary: ----
On Tap: Oatmeal Stoutlaw, 80 Shill
Up Next: IIPA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 07:14 AM   #2
Gremlyn
 
Gremlyn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,358
Liked 29 Times on 19 Posts


I recommend brewing a beer to console yourself when England beats the snot out of the US on June 12th
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
philrose
 
philrose's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
NoDa, Charlotte, North Carolina
Posts: 1,414
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


What about an ode to hooligan session beers?

Ordinary bitter, dry stout or 60 schilling?
__________________

Kegged-
dOATmunder Export
Planning- Red Rum Malt Liquor
@philthebrewer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 10:52 AM   #4
ramthebuffs
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Posts: 75
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Hooligans are more lager lads than real ale drinkers.

My family of hardcore bmc'ers all like my saison. Every time I give some to my mom she says 'it tastes like coors' like she's never told me that before. If you're really worried about people not liking your saison then you're gonna have to do a cream ale imo.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #5

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/drin...t-word-154954/

is a light cream ale, a more flavorful but familiar beer for bmc drinkers. If you look in the recipe database, you'll find others.

I too am looking forward to the Cup, especially Spain and Ivory Coast.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
bbrim
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 886
Liked 42 Times on 37 Posts


I think a Blond/Cream Ale would be a good call in one of your taps and I would gently add flavor hops to adjust people's palate for later. Next tap I would do either a Belgian Wit or Hefeweizen, personally I'd go with the Hefe. People like wheat beers and a wheat beer more flavorful than an American Style may help expand peoples beer appreciation. A Saison! An Irish Red with a subtle amount of flavor/aroma hops. You could also do an Amber but I think for non-craft beer drinkers the bitterness of an American Amber can be overwhelming. I wouldn't do anything too dark unless it is an English Brown or Mild just because you don't want to challenge people too much at first. Just my .02

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
Batinse
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Vancouver
Posts: 165
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


You should definitely be serving une main au ballon Irish Stout.
__________________
On Deck: Master & Margarita RIS, Son of Bulgakov Stout
Primary: Kinger's Kölsch
Secondary: Punkin' Porter
Bottled: Alec's Ale, Alec's Ale X, Nut Very Good Brown Ale, Pliny the Elder Clone, Admiral Longshank's Oatmeal Stout

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 04:21 PM   #8
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Reed City, MI
Posts: 31,361
Liked 5012 Times on 3383 Posts


Can't wait to watch the World Cup this year. I'm new to soccer and dont' know much about it. So who's playing?
__________________
Day after day, it reappears. Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear. Ghosts appear and fade away. Come back another day.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 04:26 PM   #9
Julohan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Julohan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Posts: 977
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Apa................

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 04:46 PM   #10
Gremlyn
 
Gremlyn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,358
Liked 29 Times on 19 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post
Can't wait to watch the World Cup this year. I'm new to soccer and dont' know much about it. So who's playing?
All the Big European teams made it in, USA, the usual suspects from South America...

All the info you need: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NHC 2010, are you entering? bkov General Beer Discussion 257 06-18-2010 11:58 AM
Nhc 2010 Bsquared General Beer Discussion 7 02-21-2010 02:01 PM
Just got back from a trip around the World (Disney World)... Recusit8m General Beer Discussion 4 10-08-2009 07:04 PM


Forum Jump